Residents, tourists bear with slushy, potholed roads

Residents, tourists bear with slushy, potholed roads

A huge pothole in front of Madikeri CMC.

The roads in Madikeri town are filled with potholes due to the heavy rain and the unscientific completion of the underground drainage work.

As a result, commuting in the town has become a big problem for road users who have to deal with potholes. The pothole-filled roads have been inconveniencing the motorists as well as the pedestrians; not only local residents but also tourists.

The promise of the City Municipal Council president to repair the road after the rain recedes has not been fulfilled so far. Barring a few concrete roads, all other roads in Madikeri are filled with huge potholes.

On a round from the General Thimmaya Circle to the Kaveri Kalakshethra, one will encounter a huge pothole in front of the City Municipal Council office. There are several more potholes near the Gandhi Maidan. It is difficult to not only deal with but also merely count the potholes on the road from Raja Seat till Race Course.

The City Municipal Council had gotten the potholes filled with soil. Following a rain after the work, the entire stretch has turned slushy making the use of the stretch is all the more difficult for the citizens.

The road to the Field Marshal K M Cariappa College is in a deplorable condition.

In the entire town, one can say only the Mahadevapete Road and the Kohinoor Road are in good condition.

With the town roads being in such condition, there are several instances of two-wheeler riders losing balance and falling on the roads.

The potholes are inviting danger at the Kaveri Layout, the Kannandabane, the Hill Road, Azad Nagara, the Gowlibeedi, the Brahmanara Beedi, Jyothi Nagara, Ashokapuram, the Ambedkar Layout, and Ranipet.

According to the City Municipal Council members, the incomplete work on the underground drainage system was resulted in the potholes on the roads in town. The roads were dug for laying of sewage lines, but not repaired properly later.

City Municipal Council President Kaveramma Somanna said that tenders have been invited to repair the dug roads in town.

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